Joseph Glenn Herbert is commonly known as Jo Koy. He is an excellent American stand-up comic. Jo Koy has participated in various Netflix specials and Comedy Central. He was also a recurrent panelist on the show Chelsea Lately.
Jo Koy was born on 2nd June 1971 and is of European, American, Filipino descent. His mother is a Filipina, and his father is an American. He shifted from Spanaway, Washington to Tacoma, along with his family. Koy then moved to Las Vegas after completing his studies from high school. He completed his graduation from Spanaway Lake High School and then shifted to Foss High School. His grandmother wasn’t well, and therefore he shifted to Las Vegas to take care of his below-par grandmother.
His family gave him the nickname Jo that later became his stage name. He revealed this during the stand-up comedy routine that took place in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2019. His cousin gave him the name when his aunt asked him to have dinner; he said, “Jo Ko, Eat!”. Koy misheard the name and thought that his aunt said “Koy,” which they decided that is a good name.
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Jo Koy gives all his credit to his mother for acting and comedic talents. His mother always encouraged him to perform in talent shows that happen in school. She boosted him to do spontaneous performances in front of friends and family members. This motivation encouraged him to perform at a Las Vegas coffee house for the first time, and he then got inspired and shifted to Los Angeles.
Koy started his career in stand-up comedy in 1994 at a Las Vegas coffee house. This inspired him, and he moved from mic night to regular shows in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino entitled Catch a Rising Star. One coordinator stopped Koy at the show in Las Vegas and asked him to appear on Television BET’s show Comic View. People got impressed, and he got the opportunity to appear in two regular seasons of Comic View.
The talented comedian performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2005 and was selected in the best comics that got a standing ovation from the show’s judges. In 2012, he began a podcast and a TV host named Michael Yo; podcast named The Michael Yon and Jo Koy Show.
As of this time, Jo Koy tours worldwide to be the weekly guest of the top podcast titled The Adam Carolla Show. For the first time in June 2020, The show named Jo Joy: In His Elements was released by Netflix, a comedy show that featured American Filipino comedians.
In 2009, Jo Koy’s foundation made its first-ever philanthropic event in a stand-up comedy show entitled “Hilarity for Charity.” This event featured Koy and his comedic guests. The comedy show was at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club that is located in Citywalk Universal City.
The estimated net worth of Jo Koy is approximately $5 million. He earns his salary by doing stand-up comedy shows.